1. Nitish Kumar versus Narendra Modi in 2019: Bihar CM says, ‘I am not a fool, can’t fight for PM post’

Nitish Kumar versus Narendra Modi in 2019: Bihar CM says, ‘I am not a fool, can’t fight for PM post’

The Bihar CM said ''Modi became the Prime Minister because he was capable of taking over the post, and the people of our country voted him to power".

By: | New Delhi | Updated: May 15, 2017 7:41 PM
Nitish Kumar, BJP, JD(U), PM Modi, general elections 2019, Prime Minister's Office, Lok sabha elections 2014, NDA Nitish Kumar said ”Modi became the Prime Minister because he was capable of taking over the post.” (Source: PTI)

Bihar’s Chief Minister and JD(U) national president Nitish Kumar has ruled out any possibility of taking part in the race for the PM’s position in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Kumar said ”I am not a fool, if I become the national president of my party, does not mean that I harbour aspirations of becoming the Prime Minister”. Kumar added ”I neither have any aspiration nor the ability to become the PM”, according to a PTI report.

Kumar said that he believed in working for the benefit of the people and that he has spent his political career working for the people. The Bihar CM said ”Modi became the Prime Minister because he was capable of taking over the post, and the people of our country voted him to power. I know, I do not have that capacity. I am a leader of a small party and I have no national ambitions.”

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Asked about a possible second term for the incumbent President, Pranab Mukherjee, the Bihar Chief Minister said, “What could be better if he gets a second term, but that has to be decided by the ruling party at the Centre.” He said that “the re-election of Mukherjee with consensus will set a good precedent”. The JD(U), then part of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), had voted for Mukherjee, a UPA candidate, in the presidential elections in 2012.

Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) had left NDA after BJP announced that Narendra Modi will be the saffron party’s prime ministerial candidate

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    Hari
    May 15, 2017 at 8:51 pm
    Nitish Kumar is trying to fool public in this connection. This was only reason of leaving BJP alliance in past. He is most unreliable leader who aligned with convicted criminal tarnishing his image. He reversed his image and is heading most corrupt govt when his ministers are involved in serious corruption charges. He is now mute spectator since he cannot act against RJD as his govt will fall. Nitish miscalculated in past to become PM without essing that rest of opposition leaders are also aspiring for PM post without any background and sufficient majority. So Nitish has no chance to become PM in any cir stances and he will be completely ousted from Bihar politics as no progress and development is taking place in any part of state. The re tion of Nitish has come to lowest ebb as rampant corruption is main agenda of all RJD and JD(U) politicians who are looting Bihar with both hands. The prohibition has become laughing stock all over country as wines are available at door step
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